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get worse. hurricane sandy is more powerful than the federal government. shutting down operations right there in the nation's capital. >> our washington station is monitoring the storm around the clock. and here from the american landscape is how they covered it last night. >> this is abc 7 news at 11:00. >> hurricane sandy is already starting to have a major impact on our area. president barack obama signed off an emergency declaration for maryland, and just within the last couple of hours, one for the district. and want to see what a hurricane looks like? just take a look at brad bell's live shot from ocean city, maryland. he's been there all day as conditions have gone downhill. brad. >> reporter: yeah, they have gone downhill. as matter of fact, as you were getting ready to toss to me, i pulled out my wind speed indicator. a gust that hit 50 miles an hour. >> want to got to tom live at reagan national airport and tell also but transportation troubles related to sandy. tom? >> a whole lot of them, pamela. at this point, reagan airport, a pretty quiet place. a lot of flights in
out tonight. he issued a stark warning. no way the government can come rescue themmen the m ethem -- ao dan harris. next up, dramatic high stakes evacuation. one of new york state's biggest hospitals, forced to move their patients -- even, during the chaos. >>> we . >>> thank you for joining us. the floodwaters of tonight's super storm are receding, but there is no doubt it has crippled new york city. officials tell abc news that new york may be without power for several days. and that the flooded subway system will be out of service until well after the power is restored. we want to take you back to the drama unfolding in the nyu hospital in manhattan where the effects of the power outage were felt acutely when backup generators failed. the hospital was forced to evacuate their patients including 20 infants from the neo natal intensive care unit. we are joined now by our new york affiliate, wabc's, kimberly richardson on the scene. >> that forced officials here at the hospital to evacuate roughly 200 patient. talking pediatrics, talking emergency room patients, across the board.
travel to the federal government to the stock market is shut down. in the calm before the storm. an eerie silence in times square with mass transit across new york city halted. ahead of the hurricane. not just mass transit, bus, light rail, amtrak on the east coast, airlines, the city is for all intents and purposes shut down. >> nothing, nothing going on. the scope of the storm is just incredible. forecasters expect high altitude wind to whip through every state east of the mississippi. and as people prepare now to go days without power, we'll have the best advice for coping with the storm and also, staying safe in the aftermath. >> weep were discussing that. that's the worst part. losing power. you want to take a shower. you want to eat. you want to get out of the house you can't. >> trapped. the worst part for so many. >> can't charge your iphone. >> what will you do? >> little break from sandy. we'll run down the best nfl action of the week. and see how we are doing with our picks and how you are doing with yours. a brief break from the storm coverage. >> speaking of sports. we know o
is that the federal government will be working as close low as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit un,000 ti until this is done. >> reporter: the iconic boardwalk is in ruins and thousand are still trapped in hoboken all. up ait's scary. you've don't know how long you will be stuck here. >> reporter: in new york there is also severe damage. it is remarkable no one died here at braeezy point where residents returned to salvage anything they could. >> it's devastating. it's hard to believe. >> reporter: lights are slowly coming back on in lower manhattan. and work continue to restore other areas. the national guard was called in to help evacuate hundred at new york's bellview hospital. one of the largest trauma centers in the nation. conditions have been deteriorating since sandy hit. and sandy isn't finished. strong wind, rain and snow continue to cause damage as the storm moves north. and again that great news for new yorkers is that limited subway service will begin this morning. and la guardia airport is reopening although it will be limited at first. all throw airp
. and you have my word that everyone in city government at every level is working 24 hours a day to get the city back on track, including working with the mta, and con-ed to meet the two biggest challenges we face. mass transit and electric power. >> now, laguardia airport which suffered severe flooding, you can see it there, will open again this morning for limited service. the city's other two airports are up and running and amtrak says it will also begin service to the big apple starting tomorrow. >>> thousands of people in hoe coken, new jersey, though, are still waiting for rescue. at least 25% of the city is under water, and the national guard has been working around the clock carrying people to safety. and the scene is growing more desperate. the mayor says the standing water is now filled with sewage. some people have run out of food and now there are reports, unfortunately, of price-gouging, with three bags of potato chips and a drink going for $14. which its infuriating to me. >> awful. people in every tragedy you find people who try to take advantage. this one is no different
. any team you have occasion to take something from the federal government and send back to the states that is the right direction. if you can go back and send it to the private sector that's better. >> reporter: romney wouldn't answer question as but that? >> governor would you eliminate fema if you were president. >> reporter: with canceled events. the campaign continues. bill clinton led a rally in indianapolis that appeared entirely political. with a race this close, not even a storm of the century can bring the campaign to a halt. jonathan karl, abc news, kettering ohio. cover everything.'t only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. wi
you get the sense that most people heeded the government's warnings to get out of dodge? >> in this area, rob. most people have heeded the evacuation warnings and orders. i think that's probably true for most of the coastal communities in new jersey. >> have the waters started to recede at all so far? or is it still as bad as it was a few hours ago? >> we have not yet had a sense to get out around town. with natural sunlight or natural daylight to see exact ly what has gone on here. as soon as the sun does rise, as soon as daybreak allows, we will venture out and assess what happened. >> in a storm like this so often the real danger and the real killer is the storm surge. really is. we have seen that play out the last 12 hours. there are also reports this morning that more than half of atlantic city, new jersey, is underwater. >> floodwaters up to 6 feet deep surging into the city streets and damaged an old section of the famous boardwalk that you see here. a 300-yard section, waves were as high as the light poles on the boardwalk. but again that is where sandy first tou
! >> reporter: this woman pleading with government officials for gasoline, food and clothing. >> you don't understand. you've got to get your trucks here on this corner now! >> we are trying to -- >> this is three days. >> reporter: this is one of the hardest-hit communities in new york city. thousands still without power, many homeless. 19 people dead. in devastated neighborhoods, overwhelmed by a violent surge of water, residents describe a supersized wave, as high as 20 feet. >> it was coming in rushing like a rapid. >> reporter: well, welcome to your house, huh? we met this man, mike abruzzo. his house is completely gone. just the floorboards remain. he and his wife and two young daughters have been staying with relatives. >> and my youngest daughter yesterday, faith, said, "daddy, i want to go home." i told her "it's going to be awhile, hon." she don't understand. she's 6. >> reporter: he gives us a tour of what once was. one beautiful christmas plate. that's going to be a special plate at your house. >> that's going to have my mother's cookies on it. >> reporter: search teams have
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